Working in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia offers an array of small and medium-sized towns, as well as large and influential urban centers such as the capital city of Halifax. Nova Scotia recognizes that there is a growing need for skilled and educated workers equipped with an understanding from beyond our shores.
What types of opportunities exist?
If you have specialized skills in any of the following categories, you will find a high level of interest from employers in Nova Scotia:
- Medical Occupations & Health Care
- Financial Sector
- Internet Technology & Communications
- Environmental Management
- Film & Television Production
- Life Sciences
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Business &Personal Services
- Natural Resources (Fishing, Mining, Forestry and Others)
To get more information on opportunities in your area of employment; visit Career Nova Scotia. This site contains an easy-to-use database with a wealth of occupation-specific information for the Province. Simply click the link, select your occupation and proceed to the bottom of the page. There you will be connected to relevant labour market information, tailored specifically to your selection. Also, the guide High Opportunity Career Options in Nova Scotia 2011-2013 provides a snapshot of 47 high opportunity career options in Nova Scotia.
For more specific and in-depth information about Nova Scotia’s labour market, visit the following:
- Working in Canada is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.
The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more. Employers can also advertize jobs for free.
Type in your occupation below to begin:
- Labour Market Information and Career Planning Tools: There are many benefits to engaging in career planning and learning about the labour market. One very useful resource is the Careers Nova Scotia Occupational Handbook, which outlines the general educational requirements to work in a specific field, and is a great place to start planning your career in Nova Scotia.